Cooper Cited For Knee

 Aug 27,2011
Written by: Delon Cheketri

Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper has been cited for kneeing All Black captain Richie McCaw during the Tri-Nations decider in Brisbane on Saturday.

The young pivot, who has a history of foul play against McCaw, was cited for kneeing the New Zealand skipper in the head following a query from the All Blacks, who relinquished their Tri-Nations title with a 25-20 defeat.

While the newly-crowned southern hemisphere champions will be sweating on their mercurial flyhalf, the All Blacks will be concerned about the fitness of back row trio McCaw, Adam Thomson and Kieran Read after all three loose forwards suffered injuries in the defeat.

Read was the first to limp off after sustaining an ankle injury and was followed by Thomson, who departed just before half time with an elbow injury. McCaw received treatment to his lower back but was able to complete the match.


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